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Buccaneers Fall 31-13 Against Carolina - Game Recap

Carolina got 2 scoring strikes from Cam Newton en route to a 31-13 victory over Tampa Bay on Thursday in Week 8 action at Raymond James Stadium.

Carolina was the ATS victor, as they covered the 6.5-point spread as a favorite. Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 39.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Cam Newton rushed for 50 yards, while DeAngelo Williams added 43 yards in the win. Ted Ginn Jr. and Steve Smith added 80 and 42 receiving yards respectively.

Mike James rushed for 39 yards for Tampa Bay, while Brian Leonard added 7 yards. Mike Glennon threw for 275 yards for the Buccaneers, while receivers Vincent Jackson and Tim Wright had 79 and 48 yards respectively.

Carolina outgained Tampa Bay 324-297 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 21-19 by the Panthers.

The time of possession battle favored Carolina as their offense was on the field for 34:33, longer than the 25:27 of their opponents.

Carolina looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Falcons. The Buccaneers will aim to get back on the winning track at Seattle.